Up to three Xilinx Virtex 6 FPGAs per board with FPGA sizes up to LX550T or SX475T. They are available with up to 7 GBytes DDR2 DRAM for 22.4 GB/s and up to 448 MBytes DDRII+ or QDRII SRAM for 25.2 GB/s. Up to 1.6 million logic cells and 2.7 million multiplier bits per board. Air Cooled Only.

Xilinx Virtex 6 OpenVPX 6U FPGA Processing Board

These FPGA boards include 3 Xilinx Virtex 6 FPGAs with up to 36 High Speed Serial connections performing up to 6.5 Gbps. The Compute Processing Element (CPE) FPGA has a choice of QDRII SRAM, DDRII+ SRAM or DDR2 DRAM. The CPE DRAM option has up to six 32-bit DRAM ports clocked at up to 400 MHz while the SRAM option has up to six 36-bit SRAM interfaces clocked up to 200 MHz. The IO Processing Element (IOPE) FPGA also has a choice of QDRII SRAM, DDRII+ SRAM or DDR2 DRAM. The IOPE DRAM option has four 32-bit DRAM ports clocked at up to 400 MHz while the SRAM option has four 36-bit SRAM interfaces clocked up to 200 MHz.

WILDSTAR™ 6 for OpenVPX computing is a revolutionary technology combining user-programmable, reconfigurable system gates with very high memory and I/O bandwidth capacities, which allow for high-density and high-performance system designs. The Virtex™-6 family of products is an evolution of WILDSTAR family of products with enhancements that allow for more simplistic, but accelerated design development. Virtex™-6 products allow for low power consumption, which enables higher clock frequency and better noise margins. This significant power savings greatly reduces cost.

Virtex™-6 FPGAs contain two platforms: LXT and SXT. Virtex™-6 LXT offers high-performance logic applications solutions. LXT has the highest logic-to-feature ratio and the highest I/O-to-feature ratio. Virtex™-6 SXT is a high-performance solution for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) applications. SXT has the highest DSP-to-feature ratio and the highest memory-to-feature ratio.

The above FPGA platforms can be used on the WILDSTAR 6 for OpenVPX mainboard for a variety of applications, dependent upon customer needs. Computational PEs (CPEs) and IOPEs are populated with either LXT or SXT Virtex™-6 FPGAs, which are specified for different types of applications. WILDSTAR 6  for OpenVPX 80×80 Crossbar boards allow for one CPE and two IOPEs. WILDSTAR 6 for OpenVPX 40×40 Crossbar boards allow for two IOPEs.

To ensure safe and reliable processing, WILDSTAR 6 for OpenVPX boards come equipped with a proactive thermal management system. Sensors across the board monitor power and temperature, with automatic shutdown capability to prevent excessive heat buildup. WILDSTAR 6 for OpenVPX boards are built with a rugged, durable design.

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  • Up to Three Virtex™ 6 FPGA Processing Elements
  • XC6VLX240T, LX365T, LX550T, SX315T, or SX475T
  • Up to a CPE Board Total of 3 GB DDR2 DRAM or 192 MB DDRII+ or QDRII SRAM
  • SRAM in 5 or 6 Memory Banks for the Computational FPGA on Board
  • Up to an IOPE Board Total of 4 GB DDR2 DRAM or 256 MB DDRII+ or QDRII SRAM
  • SRAM Arranged in 4 Memory Banks for each of Two IO FPGAs on Board
  • On Board Host AMCC 460EX PowerPC with Clock Speeds up to 1GHz
  • 512 MB DRAM for PowerPC
  • 4 GB NAND FLASH to Store FPGA Images and for Application Data
  • 4X PCI Express Gen 1 Between PPC and PCI Controller
  • Host Software : Linux, VxWorks – API and Device Drivers
  • Full CoreFire™ Board Support Package for Fast and Easy Application Development
  • Open VHDL Model including Source Code for Hardware Interfaces and ChipScope Access
  • Open VHDL IP Package for Communication Interfaces
  • Current, Voltage and Temperature Monitoring Sensors via API Software Interface
  • Accepts Standard Annapolis WILDSTAR Mezzanine Cards
  • Infiniband, 10G Ethernet and SFPDP
  • Integrated Heat Sink
  • Full IPMI Chassis Management Support

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